People of Pioneer: Jeannie Liu

Jeannie Liu is a junior enrolled at Pioneer.

“As a person who struggles to adapt to new and sudden changes, I can say that online school was a real curveball. My life has always been a hustle, so there was never really much time to stop and think. If I wasn’t doing something, my life would just seem off. This fast paced life was sustained because I had a solid base for each day, so when quarantine first started, it was as if my base had a crack. Other than school and sleeping in, I really did not know what to do with myself. I had to make my own plans with nothing as a base, and school was pretty much a toss up; Everything was unclear, and it just felt like torture. However, as quarantine went on I spent more time with myself and learned to view this as a blessing and not a curse. I thought, “When was the last time I gave my time to self-reflect on what was going on with my life?” From then on, I limited the amount of time I spent on social media, cut back on talking to people that I “talked” to, and focused on improving myself and the things around me. It doesn’t seem like a big thing when you talk about it, but putting some time off for yourself each day can do tremendous things for your mood and mental health. While Covid is really scary and unfortunate, I think we should view this time as a reminder to all self-reflect. You only get to live your life once. There is no going back and reminiscing all the things you missed, so take it one day at a time and focus on all the small things in front of you each day.”